Doll classes and exhibits

Tomorrow, July 11, our doll club – IOLCC (Imitation of Life Construction Company) is celebrating it's 20th anniversary.  We are having a Mad Hatter Tea Party to celebrate.  Very appropriate since I've been working on Ms. Maddie Hatter for the 2011 doll making cruise.
MsMaddieHatterwShoes                                                                  I finally got one of her hats finished, and one pair of shoes.  You can see both in the photo.         Since our doll exhibit – Dimensions in Dollmaking – will be at Comic-Con International this year I quickly made her shoes and hat so I could put her in the exhibit.  Her shoes will be a bit more elaborate for the cruise, but this pair is certainly adequate for the exhibit.
Golendrial3wWand                                                                                                                You'll notice that she now has wrist cuffs.  That is just one pair.  During the cruise I'll be showing how to make other types of wrist cuffs, along with hats, shoes and purses.   I still have to make her purse.  That will be coming soon.

The other doll is Golendrial.  She will be in the exhibit, but first I'll be teaching her this next week at my final in-house workshop.  I don't do too many actual in-house workshops as our house doesn't really have room for a proper studio.  But, we make room in our dining room and the 4 people who attend get my undivided attention. 

The beauty of an in-house workshop is I let people who attend run amok in my studio and they can use anything they want.  I provide all the supplies so all they have to bring is their personal items.  It has been a fun event for me.

With our upcoming move I'm not sure when I'll be able to have another in-house.  Certainly no more here in San Diego.

You may recognize Golendrial.  She's a smaller version of the doll in the last chapter of my book "Creative Cloth Doll Couture". 

During the workshop we'll paint, dye, do some free motion machine work on water soluble stabilizer, use my embelllishing machine, work with silk cocoons, mangle organza, create a whimsical face, and do some simple beadwork.  Those are just a few of the techniques we'll be working with.

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Happy doll making!                                                                                                                                  

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